Meridian wins the race
CReSIS Meridian air born with skies on.
The weather was perfect for outdoor work and for flying. After lunch the CReSIS UAV, the Meridian, made it’s first ski equipped flight. Great event! The UAV thus wins the race on what flies first – the Dome or the UAV.
At 09:00 Susanne, Lars and Bruno returned from the B26 site 50 km away with a successful drilled ice core to the depth 30m. During late afternoon the ice cores were DEP’ed and 2.5 cm and 55 cm samples cut for stable water isotopes.
The building of the snow ramp for the Dome on skies continued and just before dinner the pull system was mounted between the skies and the pink chain mounted. Lehmann – why is the chain pink??
After dinner Martin, Phillip and Tanja started drilling a 4 inch core behind the sauna garage. They reached 24 m’s depth at 0300 early morning.
What we have done today:
1. Monitoring of water vapor
2. Japanese aerosol station monitoring
3. Return of the B26 team at 0900
4. Processed the B26 ice core to the depth 30 m
5. AWI drill depth 24 m
6. Flying the Meridian on skies
7. Moving snow with Pisten Bully to prepare a ramp with a slope of 6 deg
for the Dome
8. Taking weatherport close to storage garage down
9. Plywood ring around Dome complete
10. Preparing the domes water and power systems for the move
Weather: Blue sky, temp. -13°C to -5°C, wind 6 to 11 knots from S.
FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
The pink Lehmann chain ready to pull the dome.
Ramp prepared for the Dome. The ramp is 50 m long with a slope of 6 deg.
The weatherport is being taken down at the onset of the ramp – it is in the way!
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